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    Windsor Family Joins National Effort to Fund Canavan Disease Research

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    The family of a 7-year-old Windsor boy with a rare brain disease has joined up with a charity with the hope of receiving funding to help in the research of the diseaseVinny Warden, a first-grader at Tozer Primary School, was diagnosed with Canavan disease, a devastating genetic brain disease, in 2

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    Hope at Last for Breanna Hinchcliffe, the Ten-Year-Old Girl Who's Never Smiled

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Breanna Hinchcliffe is a happy little girl, but you wouldn't know itThe 10-year-old was born with a rare condition that permanently paralyses her face. She cannot smile, frown or blink her eyesBut today she will undergo special surgery to give her the chance to smile for the first time"We've wai

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    Fundraiser Upcoming for Adam Beatty

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    A fundraising dinner and dance will be held for former Estevan resident Adam Beatty on Saturday, February 19 at the Doug Third Building on the northeast edge of Woodlawn Regional ParkTickets are $40 for the supper and dance, and $20 for the dance. Local band Crossroads has donated their talents to

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    'Bound by Hope' and Prepared by Columbia High School

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Lauren Brauchli and Anna Campbell, both of Maplewood, have known each other since first grade. They graduated from Columbia High School in 2007 and went on to Ithaca College together where they both major in communicationsIn their opinion, they owe their choice of major and success at college to C

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    New England Family Fights Rare Diagnosis

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    BOSTON -- Andrew Cayer, 25, was born with Von Hippel-Lindau, or VHL, a rare genetic disease where the body grows life-threatening tumorsOne in 32,000 people worldwide has it, but according to experts, most don't even know it. Cayer didn't know he had the disease until his symptoms started at age 1

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    Horseheads Resident on 'Dr. Oz' Show Today

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    When Wendy Wolcott responded to a viewer inquiry regarding heart issues on "The Dr. Oz Show" about year ago, she didn't give it a second thought"I sent a paragraph about myself and how I found it difficult to get good cardiac care, education and support in my area," Wendy saidThe Horseheads resid

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    Brandywine Hundred Couple Battle Sons' Rare Genetic Disorder

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Brandywine Hundred, Del. -- Carl and Jennifer Capes are literally in a battle to save both of their young sons’ livesRyan, 6, and Brayden, 3, suffer from a rare genetic condition called Sanfilippo syndrome, which affects the metabolismIt is a progressive disorder, Carl Capes said. At birth, the

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    Brothers Indeed to Brother in Need

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    When Maples Marauders high school boys hockey forward Zach Hotson was just 12, bruises started showing up on his body for no apparent reasonAfter many tests, Zach, now 17, was diagnosed with a rare and often deadly blood disorder called aplastic anemia, which makes bone marrow unable to replenish

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    'Rock for a Reason' to Benefit Terminally Ill Son of Well-Known North Jersey Police Sergeant

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    A one-of-a-kind night dedicated to the terminally ill son of a North Jersey police officer will reunite the renowned “roller rink” rock band Spit-Roast Muppet, and feature the Police Pipes & Drums of Bergen County, as well as deejay music, at “Rock for a Reason,” Saturday in TappanThe even

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    Crab Feed to Benefit 6-Year-Old Blaine Girl

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    A crab feed fundraiser this month will help raise money for a 6-year-old Blaine girl with a rare blood diseaseThe dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, January 29, at the Blaine high school cafeteria and will benefit the family of Shyanne Deming, a Blaine first grader who was recently diagnosed

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